L'Occitane's Pivoine Sublime Perfecting Cream: tried and tested by HELLO!

In today’s selfie-obsessed age, when it comes to skincare, we are all after the holy grail of flawless looking skin – free from imperfections, smooth and radiant. With or without make-up, there's nothing more confidence-boosting than not having to use a filter.

Thankfully, help has arrived from luxury beauty brand L'Occitane, who have created an innovative skincare range powered by a naturally-derived peony extract which visibly improves the quality of the skin, with immediate and long-term results.

The skin-perfecting Pivoine Sublime range will refine, moisturise and smooth the skin, leaving it looking and feeling healthier than ever. With advanced formulas that feel luxuriously soft on the skin, the active ingredients work fast to correct uneven skin texture, reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines, and ultimately enhance the complexion.

HELLO! Online beauty assistant, Julie Delahaye, tried and tested the Perfecting Cream from the range and reveals how it has changed her skincare routine...


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"Living in a city at 25 years old, I'm often out and about so skincare isn't always my top priority. I have a combination skin type so I avoid overloading on products as this can make me break out or leave my skin quite oily. I have a fairly basic skincare routine and tend to stick to make-up wipes and a cleanser/moisturiser. I prefer multi-tasking products so I can just get up and go, but also want to trust that they will keep my skin moisturised throughout the day!

"The Perfecting Cream was ideal for me as it contains natural active ingredients. Not only does it provide 24-hour hydration, but it's great for my combination skin as it has a long-lasting, light and non-oily finish. Plus, as an added bonus, it has an "intelligent" texture agent formulated from beeswax and jojoba wax, so it's able to adapt to climate and humidity, for optimal hydration.

"The cream is made from a patented peony extract and one of the first things I noticed was its gorgeous scent. Applying it felt very luxurious as it has a velvety smooth texture, so it absorbed into my skin very quickly – ideal for when I was rushing out of the house."


"My skin was left feeling soft, and the mineral-based pigments and pearlisers reduced and corrected my blemishes. I really felt like I was finally giving my skin the proper care it needs - the cream transformed it and I had a much fresher glow, not to mention my skin appeared much smoother.

One of the biggest bonuses I noticed about the Perfecting Cream is that it can double up as a great make-up base. Its hydration-adjusting properties mean it can adapt to humidity levels so it stayed put, which meant my make-up did too."

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L'Occitane Pivoine Sublime Perfecting Cream, 50ml, £32. Available at loccitane.com